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Medical Technologist - Lab - Immunohematology

2131 South 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC

Date Posted: Sep 8, 2020

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About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Department: Lab - Immunohematology

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 0.900000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: WOW-NIGHT12 - Wknd shift btwn 7P-7A

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

What You'll Do

Summary:
Works under the supervision of the Coordinator or Manager. Medical Technologists are responsible for the analytical evaluation of blood and other body fluids. All tests must be performed with accuracy and precision. Medical Technologists must have working knowledge of laboratory instrumentation including operation, maintenance and troubleshooting. They must perform and record data from quality control procedures. Medical Technologists are expected to participate in the education program of the laboratory and must have the ability to make decisions and solve problems. Medical Technologists assigned to the Core Lab serve a patient population of adults and geriatrics. Medical technologists must meet the requirements of general supervisor under CLIA 88 definitions and is responsible for performance of tasks identified in CLIA 88. Specifically, monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained, assuring that all remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications, ensuring that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning, providing orientation to testing personnel and participating in the annual evaluations and documentation of competencies of all testing personnel.

Responsibilities:
1. May procure specimens. Performs, and evaluates waived, moderately complex and highly complex laboratory analysis on blood and other body fluids.
2. Performs instrument maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting procedures.
3. Performs, evaluates and troubleshoots quality control and proficiency testing procedures.
4. Investigates and resolves problems and unusual situations. Ensures patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is properly functioning.
5. Utilizes Medical Center and laboratory computer systems in performance of daily tasks.
6. Participates in the Education Program both within and outside the lab to ensure the highest degree of competency within the established scope of patient care.
7. Participates in the education and training of students from accredited programs and new employees.
8. Participates in the annual evaluations and documentation of competencies of all testing personnel.
9. Evaluates and implements new methodologies and procedures as assigned by manager.
10. Participates in implementation of and compliance with standards set by the Medical Center and regulatory/accrediting agencies.
11. Interfaces with Medical Center personnel, physicians, staff from other facilities relative to test results and procedure information.
12. Maintains adequate level of reagents/supplies to perform testing.
13. Provides assistance and direction to other staff as needed.
14. Generates appropriate and required documentation of testing and support procedures.

Position Requirements

Credentials:
Essential:
* Medical Technologist

Education:
Essential:
* Bachelor of Science

Other information:
Experience: 1 year training in an accredited medical technology program or 3 years experience in a laboratory under the direction of a board certified pathologist. Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications. Blood Bank: MT (ASCP) or equivalent certification agency required, BB (ASCP) or equivalent
Microbiology/Immunology: MT (ASCP) or equivalent agency required, M (ASCP) or equivalent
Core Lab: MT (ASCP) or equivalent certification agency required.
Cape Fear: MT (ASCP) or equivalent certification agency required.
Note: Equivalent certification agencies may include NCA, military or state licensure if the employee is determined to meet the required education and related experience requirements as set forth in CLIA 88.

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

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  • Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals - NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital was named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek. 
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